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    Lyrics as Literature: In Partnership with PEN New England

    Songwriter Paul Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winner for Poetry, Paul Muldoon, talk about how the art of writing lyrics is a form of literature with writer Bill Flanagan.Some highlights of this forum are Paul Simon singing to our audience with new as-yet unreleased songs at 0:44:00 "Love and Hard Times" and "Questions for the Angels" at 1:16:20. At 1:27...

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    Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence

    PEN New England and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hosted the 2012 Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence which were presented to Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen. Special Guests included: Caroline Kennedy, Paul Simon, Salman Rushdie, Elvis Costello, Keith Richards, Shawn Colvin, Tom Perrotta, Richard Hoffman and Bill Flana...

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